Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony

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This VIP skip the line visit to the Tower of London allows early access to view the world-famous Crown Jewels without the tourist throngs. Prior to coming face to face with the Crown Jewels, you’ll also have the opportunity to watch the stately Opening Ceremony, one of the oldest military rituals in the world. Following the viewing of the Crown Jewels, you’ll be taken on a full guided tour of the most renowned parts of the Tower of London.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

Your tour starts with skip the line, early entrance into Tower where, standing inside the Traitor’s Gate with a small group of fellow visitors, you’ll you’ll watch an ancient military ceremony that officially opens the tower every day.
Your guide will meet you back out in the courtyard and then lead you on a full tour of the Tower of London. Start with the site where many a royal head was removed on the old execution block and learn the poignant stories behind the deaths of people like Anne Boleyn and Sir Walter Raleigh. Then head up to the Bloody Tower to see where Sir Walter Spent 13 years of his life and down into the basements where enemies of the crown were tortured in a dungeon that contains examples of actual medieval torture devices.
After a walk along the walls, which includes a peek inside the restored bedroom of Edward the Confessor (a must for medieval history enthusiasts), a chance to meet the Tower’s resident ravens and get an archers’ eye view out over the old moat, you step into the castle keep, or White Tower, for a full tour of a wonderfully-preserved Norman castle. The inside is full of Swords, armor, and royal regalia so as you visit each room, your guide will take you back in time to when England was still ruled by kings and queens. Some of it is pretty romantic, but you may be surprised how difficult and brutal life was.
The guided portion of your experience ends in the White Tower, but we’ll give you time at the end to see some of the areas we didn’t visit, like the Beauchamp Tower and the Fusiliers Museum
This is the most exclusive way to see the very best parts of the Tower of London with an expert guide. Given that lines into the Jewel House can run for an hour or more on busy days, having them all to yourself is one of the most spectacular experiences in London.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jewel House, London England

After a quick introduction from the Yeoman Warders who guard the palace, you’ll stroll straight into the Jewel House and be among the first people to see the Crown Jewels. There are no crowds, so after you guide tells you what to look out for, you can take your time and soak in one of the most dazzling collections of riches in the world.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

Tower Bridge

Pass By: Take Walks, Office 1816, Portland House, Bressenden Pl, Westminster, London SW1E 5RS, UK

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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that for security reasons bag searches will take place at Tower of London.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Opening Ceremony
  • First Entrance Crown Jewels
  • Full Tower of London Tour by Expert Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Jewel House

  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Tower of London Shop, 5BT, Tower Place West, 50 Lower Thames St, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3R 6DT, UK

Departure Time
8:30 AM

2 hours 45 minutes

Return Details
London Aldgate, London EC3N 1BQ, UK

Voucher Info
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